Our clients include global FMCG, automotive, pharma, sports, travel, alcohol and beauty brands. We have more than 7,000 employees with principal offices in 33 locations across six continents.
Reporting into and working very closely with the Business Director; the Account Director will lead on projects across a portfolio of Global Skincare brands, partnering with a great team of clients to take the client business to the next level. The Account Director will be creatively driven and responsible for the delivery of quality creative work that meets the client’s needs and addresses their business problems. They will do so through the effective management of their own team, and their ability to lead and inspire others inside and outside the agency.
Leading client accounts within the agency, with overall responsibility for the client- agency relationship.
Working with planners to interrogate client briefs, by challenging and asking questions, to develop communications briefs that meet business needs in an effective and accountable way. This is done in collaboration with Media Planners and Strategists from roster agencies to ensure integrated work is delivered for the client.
Supporting the Account Planner in writing inspirational creative briefs and going on to direct the strategic development of creative work, presenting and selling this effectively to clients.
Ensuring the profitability and growth of client accounts.
Identifying, developing and converting new business opportunities with existing and future agency clients.
Negotiating contracts and fees with marketing directors and client procurement personnel.
Managing the work, performance and professional development of team members.
Leading and inspiring those outside of the core team, including creative teams and those in other agencies working on the same account.
Reporting key financial and team data to the agency’s senior leadership, finance and human resources departments.
Maintaining a detailed awareness of relevant market trends affecting their accounts, and developments in the wider advertising and communications industry.
Those who succeed are...
Able to lead and inspire their team, the wider agency, clients, and other external partners.
Commercially and creatively astute.
Unafraid to take charge when necessary, be decisive and then build support for those decisions.
Responsible and accountable for their own and others’ work, delegating effectively to balance a varied and demanding workload, and appreciates that the team working well can achieve much more than any individual.
Prepared to share credit and shoulder difficulties.
Focused on the personal and professional development of their team to optimise their combined performance, understanding when to give praise, motivational feedback and constructive criticism, but also when to ‘be the boss’.
Good at evaluating creative work; able to give and receive feedback to support its development.
Knowledgeable and passionate about their client’s business, and where and how advertising contributes to its success.
VMLY&R is a proudly and defiantly diverse employer. We only care that you are a good human, who is amazing at your job, who is interested and interesting, who wants to do truly transformational work. We don't care much about gender identity, sexual preference, skin colour, able-bodied-ness, marital status or otherwise of our team members. We just want to work with the best.